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Roadside Accidents Involving Maryland Semi-Trucks

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:37:45 PDT

Chances are, anyone who has spent much time driving has ended up stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire, empty gas tank, or some other mechanical problem. Not only is this an incredibly frustrating experience, but it is also a very dangerous one. While the number of accidents involving one or […]

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Determining Liability in Multi-Vehicle Maryland Truck Accidents

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:23:59 PDT

While some Maryland truck accidents involve only the truck and another vehicle, it is not uncommon for an accident to involve several vehicles. This is because most truck accidents happen on the highway, which means these accidents often occur in close quarters and involve fast speeds. Often, inattentive motorists will not have sufficient time to […]

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Virginia Court Dismisses Product Liability Case Against Truck Manufacturer

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:11:22 PDT

Earlier this month, an appellate court issued a written opinion in a Virginia wrongful death case arising out of a fatal workplace accident. The court was tasked with determining whether the plaintiff’s product liability case against the manufacturer was sufficient as a matter of law. Finding that it was not, the court reversed the award […]

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The Legal Issues Presented by the Increased Prevalence of Autonomous Vehicles

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:23:09 PDT

Over the past decade, autonomous vehicles have become a reality. Not just that, but also there are more autonomous cars out on the road each month as more and more manufacturers release autonomous and semi-autonomous models. Of course, autonomous cars present a number of benefits to motorists; however, they also present an equal number of […]

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Court Refuses Defense Request for Instruction on Mitigation of Damages in Recent Truck Accident Case

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:18:34 PDT

Earlier this month, an appellate court issued a written opinion in a truck accident case raising an interesting issue that occasionally comes up in Maryland truck accident cases. Specifically, the court had to discuss whether it was an error for the lower court to refuse to instruct the jury on the plaintiff’s duty to mitigate […]

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Maryland Truck Accidents Caused by Faulty Equipment

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:43:43 PDT

While the majority of Maryland truck accidents are results of driver error, a significant portion of truck accidents are caused by faulty equipment. Indeed, according to recent government statistics, the single most common cause of truck accidents is brake failure, which accounts for approximately 15,000 truck accidents each year. The second most common equipment error […]

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Major Truck Accident on Snowy Road Sends 29 to the Hospital

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:06:07 PST

Earlier this week, an accident involving two semi-trucks, two buses, and several passenger cars sent 29 people to the hospital, several with serious injuries. According to a local news report, the collision occurred in the evening hours during a time when roads were slick due to the recent snowfall. Given the magnitude of the accident, […]

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Court Rejects Government Claim of Immunity in Recent Accident Case

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:19:48 PST

Earlier this month, a Georgia appellate court issued an opinion in a personal injury case that arose after the plaintiffs were involved in a serious accident involving a large piece of construction equipment that was left near the highway. The case is important to Maryland truck accident victims because it shows the type of analysis […]

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Maryland Truck Driver Claims Faulty Brakes Were Responsible for Serious Multi-Vehicle Accident

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:43:49 PST

Equipment failure is a major cause of Maryland truck accidents. Earlier this month, an accident between a dump truck and several other vehicles sent seven people to the hospital – three in critical condition. According to a local news report covering the accident, the collision occurred in the morning hours as the truck was hauling […]

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Truck Driver Prevented from Proceeding with Personal Injury Case Due to Procedural Missteps and Failure to Present Evidence of Negligence

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:34:55 PST

When filing a Maryland truck accident claim, it is very important to comply with all of the necessary court rules and procedural requirements. A plaintiff’s failure to do so may result in the dismissal of a case that otherwise could have resulted in substantial compensation. In most personal injury cases, once a plaintiff retains counsel, […]

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